On a follow-up video name in early July, Ms. Rénier stated the collaboration with Mr. Myers — who joined the decision from a seaside in Greece, the place he was vacationing along with his household — was the newest in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s year-old Made from Makers program. It’s a collection of partnerships with creators exterior watchmaking, together with the Parisian pastry chef Nina Métayer, the Korean digital media artist Yiyun Kang and the French visible artist Guillaume Marmin, designed to encourage cross-disciplinary exchanges.
“We have now not labored earlier than with any musical artist,” Ms. Rénier stated. “This was the target — to embark on a very completely different expertise, to showcase the golden ratio from one other angle, perhaps much less anticipated than structure or design.”
Mr. Myers, 39, the 2017 winner of “Britain’s Received Expertise,” is thought for his classical-meets-contemporary-dance-music mash-ups. He stated that after he understood what Jaeger-LeCoultre needed, he plastered his studio within the English countryside with photographs from the Artwork Deco period. Subsequent, he composed a symphony in 4 chapters, representing nature, science, artwork and design, comparable to the 4 sides of the oblong Reverso.
“I wanted to check all of the Artwork Deco strains, shapes and designs to determine, how can I replicate this musically?” Mr. Myers stated. “From there, it was all about discovering the tempo. Then I noticed, maintain on, why don’t I incorporate the golden ratio formulation into beats per minute?”
Using the identical G minor key all through “Timeless,” Mr. Myers maintained a energetic tempo of 161.8 beats per minute (to evoke the golden ratio), including synthesizers, spiral sound results and percussive parts to represent the strains and silhouettes of Artwork Deco design.
“The piano is the thread all through the ‘Timeless’ piece, the cogs that preserve turning within the watch,” Mr. Myers stated. “The remaining is all experimentation.”